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Issue 8.1

Climate: From Critical Technologies to Active Agencies

Building technologies that approach climate issues are never objective, neutral, or isolated. Like most technological advancements, they’re susceptible to human biases and errors, making them speculative, complex, and messy rather than definite and authoritative. What is the role of designers and building technology scholars in the face of climatic and environmental issues? How can these be addressed through otherwise inclusive, democratic, and scientific methodologies? And how can we do so “in generative joy, terror, and collective thinking?”1 

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